Welcome back for a new week and another Monday Favourite. Today we are meeting Carol Brewer from Carolyn’s Cakery in Boronia Victoria. Carol lets us in on how she got started in the Cake business and what her favourite cakes are to create.
When did I find a passion for creating beautiful cakes?
About 6 years ago I casually mentioned to my daughter that I would love to have the ability to design and decorate a cake – that it would be a wonderful way to make a living. It was she who pushed me and talked me into attending some classes. So I thought I’d give it a go for one term and see how I liked it and I haven’t looked back. I have developed a real passion for all things cake and love every aspect, from designing right through to delivering of the final product. There are so many techniques to learn and new ones popping up all the time – it’s exciting!
Tell us a little about your business?
When I first started out, I was mainly making cakes for family and friends but word slowly got around and the orders started to filter in. My business, Carolyn’s Cakery, is a home-based business and is now going from strength to strength.
I make all kinds of cakes – birthday, engagement, special occasion and novelty but I have to say that my favorite cakes to make are wedding cakes. There is something so special and satisfying about making a cake for such an important event in someone’s life.
What are you most popular cake flavours?
The most popular cake flavours I have made are White Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Red Velvet, Raspberry Swirl and Lemon. All cake flavours are listed on my website along with a range of buttercreams and of course, ganache. My cakes are made with only the freshest of ingredients, good quality chocolate and fresh fruits.